Snow Birthday

Every year it seems on hubbys birthday it snows. This year it was no different as I had told you in my last post. It started snowing Friday mid day and didn’t stop till sometime early Sunday morning. 3ft in total with some drifts that went taller.

Snoback

On Saturday we started snow blowing and shoveling. The snow was going sideways, but we knew if we didn’t keep up with the snow, it would freeze and make it impossible for the snow blower to work properly. So while hubby was snow blowing I was shoveling around the vehicles the walkway, and the front porch as that was the only door of the house we could get in and out. This was after we had tracked and shoveled to the chicken coop with water and treats for the chickens stuck inside.

frontporch

Sunday brought more shoveling and snow blowing to try to get my SUV dug out and more of the driveway cleared. We had it where the truck could get out… until a neighbor came by in his tractor with a plow and pushed snow all back in front of our drive. Didn’t matter anyways as the road was still so bad we couldn’t get out even with 4×4.

Chasetruck

Monday was more shoveling and attempting to dig out the mailbox, which still hasn’t completely happened.

mailbox

Tuesday more shoveling in the driveway so we could get both vehicles in and out one at a time and paths in the back yard for the dogs.

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Both Baxter and Chase had limited times outside as I didn’t want them getting too cold or frostbitten paws. The snow was clumping especially on Chase’s fur covered paws. We decided we may need to look into snow boots for him as his paws just get covered and he won’t come in as he loves the snow so we just don’t want hurt paws. Baxter on the other hand didn’t mind not being outside he enjoyed his bed inside more.

chasesit

Grayson enjoyed watching all of us from the windows and watching the birds who came to the bird feeders we had out front.

grayson

So our snow adventure had us snowed in at our place and just chilling where we were warm, safe, and still had power so all went well. Now its back to work and life… If it wasn’t for the shoveling… I miss being snowed in and the world stopping for a few days.

Birthday Snow

Its been a snowy weekend here and we are clearing out still (more on this later). In the mean time before I post on the snow I wanted to write a special post for my hubby. The boys and I wanted to let everyone know what a good worker, daddy, and hubby he is and how many happy wishes we have for his birthday and many more with us.

Lornes Birthday Dogs

We love you and are happy to be spending this snowy birthday with you. :)

Kitten Cuteness

Our kitten is such a joy and FUN! We have had such a good time with him and the dogs are enjoying his craziness too. They like  to watch him skitter all over the house and jump to and fro. What a crazy boy he can be…

kittenbox

Christmas with him was a lot of fun… he added a new level of smiles. His favorite parts were running among the presents, playing with his stocking, checking out his new toys, and chilling on our tree skirt once all the presents were out of the way.

kittentreeskirt

My favorite part of having him is the snuggles. When he sleeps he melts my heart with all his little faces and poses with his little paws. And his purring oh my I just LOVE it… his motor just runs and runs and makes you feel happy :)

kittencomputer

He is a happy boy and a joyful addition to our family :)

kittensink

If I don’t get to write another post this year I want to wish you all a Happy New Year!

After and Between…

It’s a couple days after Christmas and a few days until the new year. In our house that is recoup time between the holidays. Our Christmas was nice and the kitten had a great but tiring first Christmas and is currently fast asleep…

prayingkitten

Chase on the other hand humored me earlier today and put on the ‘Grinch who stole Christmas’ antlers and looks just like the Grinch’s dog Max…What a CUTIE!

chaseantlers

Speaking of cute can’t miss a kitten in Santa pants ;)

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Anyways, I hope all my readers had a very blessed Christmas and are ready for 2016 :)

 

 

 

Merry Christmas…

For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Child is given… and he shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.              (Isaiah 9: 6)

The cat is ready at the tree…

kittentree

And the dogs are poised to celebrate :)

baxnchasetree

From our family to yours we wish you a very Merry CHRISTmas with many blessings. :)

Merry CHRISTmas Eve!

Our family hopes you are with family or friends celebrating this Christmas eve…

treestar

Its a very warm Christmas eve where we are and no hopes of snow only rain… but we still are enjoying celebrating our Lord and Saviors birth.

Happy Belated Thanksgiving!

I have been avoiding my blog for a couple weeks because I had a happy surprise and I couldn’t post about yet. Why you may ask?? Because my mom reads my blog and I hadn’t told her yet and I wanted it to be a surprise for her and my step dad as well. So my thankful post this year starts with this… WE GOT A KITTEN!!!!!!

kitten

He is a 3 month old American shorthair and is only 2 1/2lbs. We named him Grayson Gabriel…

kitten and duck

He is so perfect for our little family. It took the dogs a few days to accept him and about a week and a half to get used to him being part of the family… but after 2 weeks we have peace in the house and are having so much FUN!

kitten couch

Hubby and I joked when we were going through infertility treatments that if we didn’t have a baby in 5 years we would get a kitten… over 5 years later the running joke became a reality and here is the kitten…

kitten sunning

Its a little taste of a baby as we get up with him, have learned his different “meows” and what they mean, have to baby him, get him special food, spend extra time with him, comfort him, and oh he is such a snuggle bug… I just love to snuggle with him.

kitten cuddle

And he is so funny. After thanksgiving dinner where he got some special wet kitten food he passed out in the sun. It was so funny :)

kitten spread

And he LOVES his new hide out box, but hasn’t quite figured out to get his tushy in to really be hidden ;)

kitten box

I just love to have him snuggled in my arm. He is just so cute so I am sure there will be many posts to come that include him.

kitten upside

I am also thankful this year for my boys and the good big brothers they are being. Chase even shared some thanksgiving goodies with Grayson…

21zkitten and chase

I am thankful my mom and stepdad got to meet Grayson and LOVED him and that hubby and I got to spend a happy thanksgiving day together with my mom and stepdad and all our animals that now total 19 chickens, 2 dogs, and a kitten :)

Kitten sleep

 

 

Praying

Every time I hear of another terror attack, school shooting, shooting at a theater, music hall, or other place my heart gets sad. I just can’t stand the evil that’s out there.

Sunflowers

Right now I chose to join with those that are praying for Paris and I continue to pray for every person affected by any of these kind of events.

Kims Phone 407

 

Happy Veterans Day!

Today in the USA is Veterans Day. As I watched some TV today there were lots of programs and shows honoring veterans. But as I watched them it struck me how they seemed to skim over the real “honoring” part. Some shows did a great job, while others said a short thank you and moved on.

Dogs 4th

I want to try to make up a little for where our culture falls short on really appreciating the men and women who sacrifice so our country can maintain its freedoms. These men and women sacrifice their time, family life, sleep, safety, happiness, comforts, and even their lives for the rest of us who live in the USA. You aren’t appreciated enough and are often taken for granted, but… I want to say a big THANK YOU … MY FAMILY APPERCIATES YOU… YOU ARE OUR HEROS… and so much more to those of you who have ever served in the military in any capacity and for those of you who currently serve THANK YOU and you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and your families :)

Memories

There are many important parts of life. One aspect of life is making memories and on the flip side is reminiscing on the memories made. Hubby and I work so much and are so busy with our jobs, animals, home, church, and just general life that its hard to find time to make and then reminisce on memories. We try to make a point of doing something special each year on our anniversary and doing something different we haven’t experienced together before. This year we went to Myrtle Beach.

beach

We both had been to Myrtle before but never together. And we had not done most of the activities we chose when we had been there with friends or family before. We went horse back riding on the beach (we had only ridden on the beach in Hawaii before), we went to a beautiful garden, flew a kite (this was our first time doing that on this beach), went on the sky wheel, played at different putt putt golf courses, and I even took hubby to the South of the Boarder as he hadn’t been there before. So over the next few posts I will share some of the things we got to do on our long weekend. I hope you will enjoy our memories with us :)

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